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Note to Automation Suppliers: Manage the Complexity

No longer just a tool for control, automation systems must operate as business tools, managing all the complexities of an entire operations, noted retired Shell executive Simon Lam at the Yokogawa Users Conference.
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FCI: Thermal Mass Flow Meter

The ST100 provides precise gas measurement for mud logging operations.
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Remote wellhead surveillance solution developed by Moxa and Terra Ferma.
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Moxa Joins Fieldbus Foundation to Specify New Tech and Protocols in Oil & Gas Industry

Moxa has become the newest member of the Fieldbus Foundation. It's goal is to help specify new technology and protocols for the oil and gas industry.
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GE: High Availability Control Platform Expanded

The PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET System helps maximize uptime in mission-critical applications.
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Alliance Sensors: Inductive Linear Position Sensors for Hydraulic Cylinders

The ME and MR Series are used to measure the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile, or subsea applications.
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Mobile Input Greatly Improves Field Data Collection

In a project to document 3,000 instruments at a refinery, Matrix Technologies was able to cut completion time from 49 weeks to 27 weeks. That was just one of many benefits of moving from paper to tablet PC.
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What Are You Doing About Cybersecurity?

If you think it can’t happen to you, think again. Survey finds that almost 70 percent of respondents have faced at least one security breach in the past year, and yet they’re still not doing much about it.
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Petrochemical Expansion Gets Help From Honeywell Control Upgrade

Qatar Fuel Additives will use the integrated control and safety system to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies in its methanol and MTBE production.
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Thomas & Betts: SWA/SWB Cable Glands Reduce Explosion Risk

The Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands are designed to terminate steel wire armored (SWA) and steel wire braid (SWB) cable for control, instrumentation, power and telecommunications.
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Emerson: Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitters

Rosemount 5300 Guided Wave Radar (GWR) level transmitters are now certified to IEC 61508 for safety instrumented functions up to SIL 3.
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